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2017-18 School Year Registration
Registration for the 2017-18 school year is by appointment only. Please bring your completed registration forms. Note that there is limited availability for the walking program from Franklin and Maya Lin elementary schools; and limited space for driving transportation from Nea, Ruby Bridges and Paden elementary schools. We are picking up 4th and 5th grade girls from Wood for the 2017-18 school year.

Download Registration Forms, the Fee Table & Payment Schedule, and FAQs. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Girls Program Director, Natalie Duarte, with questions or to set up your registration appointment.

Teen Program 2017-2018

Teen Program Update: We are currently planning the 2017-2018 Girls Inc. Teen Program. For updates, please contact our new Teen Program Director, Maria Tijerino at 510.521.1743 ext. 208 or check back frequently, as we will be posting updates on our website.

Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-4) and additional sessions throughout the school year. Download the brochure to learn more about the Eureka! program.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of five workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. Please check back in August for more information.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids Update: For the 2017-18 school year, we are currently running AIK programs at five school sites: Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, and Otis. No new AIK program was able to open for the 2017-18 school year to make up for the closure of AIK Lum. We are working where possible to expand our AIK program to accept our many wait-listed families. Please contact the AIK site director at your school for availability updates.

Alameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981 We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at six elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Lum, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.

Latest News & Events
Party with a Purpose

Party! with a Purpose

Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral Platia
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland
$95 per person

Purchase Tickets

If you attended Party! with a Purpose last year, you know what a spectacular evening it was, including a glorious sunset. This year's event promises to be even better!

Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area while you:

  • Dine on a variety of savory and sweet culinary presentations from top chefs and restaurants at their exclusive stations
  • Drink award-winning wines, craft beers, and exceptional spirits
  • Dance under the stars to DJ By The Bay
  • Delight in our featured entertainment

Enter our Grand Prize Raffle for your chance to win an exclusive Dinner for Eight prepared in your home by Brandon Peacock, executive chef of Eve's Waterfront and Food Network's Chopped Champion. For more information, visit our Raffle Page.

We are honored and excited to introduce our distinctive and award-winning culinary & drink purveyors as well as our entertainment. Please visit and support these establishments for making this event possible! Check back often, we will be adding to the list as more purveyors join us.

Purchase tickets and learn more at www.giicpartywithpurpose.org.

Party! with a Purpose is produced by SanMan Productions, one of the Bay Area's Premiere Event Planning Organizations.

Women Who Dare

Call for strong, smart, and bold Nominees

Girls Inc. of the Island City's signature fundraiser, the Women Who Dare Awards luncheon, recognizes women and teens who exemplify our mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. This year's event will be held at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. Visit our Women Who Dare event page to learn more about last year's awardees and event.

We are currently seeking nominations for these prestigious awards. To nominate a woman or teen, please download the Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 22th, 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Check out GRUFF,
one of our newest and most popular Girls Programs

GRUFF, Girls Reading to Understanding Furry Friends, is a fun and innovative reading literacy program in partnership with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). It provides girls the opportunity to practice reading in a non-judgmental environment while helping to socialize shelter animals. GRUFF was featured on KTVU Fox 2's Bay Area People with Claudine Wong. View the segment here.